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The pros and cons of high school dormitory life
Written by Yuna Hong | Published. 2022.03.22 19:23 | Count : 546

[Photo of a study room at Seoul Global High School. Photo courtesy of Yuna Hong]

Living in a high school dormitory has many pros and cons. Although the dormitory system can provide a good atmosphere for studying, it isolates the students from the outside world. There is much to gain from using this system, but there are also many things you have to give up to live the high school dormitory life.

One advantage of living in a school dormitory is that it provides a good academic atmosphere in many ways. In particular, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided, which frees students from having to think about meals.

In addition, going to school is easy as the school is right next to the dormitory. You also don’t have to worry about being late for school as songs broadcast on the PA system in the morning and your roommates wake you up as well. 

Another advantage of living in a school dormitory is that a study room is provided. After eating dinner, all students are required to spend time studying. At home, students are often too lazy to do their homework. But, if the school makes study time mandatory, students can get more homework and projects done.

 A disadvantage of living in a school dormitory is that it isolates you from the world. Although you can use social media and other sources of information to stay informed about what's going on in the world, it is hard to actually see and feel what is going on outside the school. In addition, it is hard to attend private tutoring academies. As it is not possible to leave the school during the five-day school week, it is hard to attend private tutoring academies. If students want to attend such academies, they have to do it on the weekends.

 

Another disadvantage is that you do not have the chance to eat food from different restaurants. As you have to stay on the school premises on weekdays, it is not possible to eat what you want. This is a huge disadvantage to the students, as studying hard makes them crave different kinds of food. 

 

High school dormitory life has its advantages and disadvantages, and it may suit some students but not others. It all depends on the student and their lifestyle. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yuna Hong

Grade 10

Seoul Global High School

Yuna Hong  hsr@dherald.com

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